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Sore throat, bright red throat and tonsils, swollen tonsils, looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypts, swollen lymph nodes. Go to doctor?

Sore throat, bright red throat and tonsils, swollen tonsils, looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypts, swollen lymph nodes. Go to doctor?

Yep: New onset sore throat, with redness, discolored patches needs to be evaluated for strep throat. If a rapid strep test is negative, ask for a throat culture, Since 1 to 3 out of 10 rapid strep tests have false negatives & strep is missed. As long as strep is treated within 10 days the risk of acquiring rheumatic fever is minimal. So go to an UC today or see doc tomorrow. Now if had for 10 days. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Tonsil Stones (Definition)

White or yellow globs of foul-smelling mucus and bacteria that collect in the tonsils near the back of the throat. Tonsil stones are not dangerous, but ...Read more


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Can tonsil stones cause tonsillitis? I have a tonsil stone that cannot be removed & tonsils are producing green tonsil stones. Should I worry?

Can tonsil stones cause tonsillitis? I have a tonsil stone that cannot be removed & tonsils are producing green tonsil stones. Should I worry?

Yes and no: Tonsillitis is an inflammation of tonsils and certainly can be triggered by tonsil stones. If they cause discomfort, pl see an ENT for proper advice on ongoing preventive care and regular assessment. Feel better. ...Read more

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I have tonsil stone. What solution to made my tonsil better,without tonsil stone?

I have tonsil stone. What solution to made my tonsil better,without tonsil stone?

Well : Sometimes saline gargles can help along with staying well hydrated drink 4 Liters fluid per day. Consult primary care doctor or an ear nose and throat doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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How are tonsil stones started?

Cryptic tonsils: The first thing that starts are tonsils that have deep pockets or crypts. Food, debris, and bacteria get trapped in the crypts and form the "tonsil stones.". ...Read more

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Are tonsil stones contagious?

Are tonsil stones contagious?

No: They're mostly keratin. There's a lot of misinformation out there about them. They're easy to remove but they do come back. Get a penlight and a mirror and half-unbend a paper clip. You'll get good at it. If it's truly a nuisance, a otolaryngologist can laser-resurface your tonsils. ...Read more

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Can tonsil stones/tonsilloliths cause a sore throat?

Related: Tonsilloliths are white spots on the tonsils located in the natural crypts or indentations like a golf ball has. They are calcifications and can cause bad breath and swallowing issues, and be associated with a sore throat and tonsillitis. ...Read more

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Discomfort in throat (not really sore,) looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypt, red throat, swollen tonsils, swollen/painful lymph nodes?

Discomfort in throat (not really sore,) looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypt, red throat, swollen tonsils, swollen/painful lymph nodes?

Cryptic Tonsils: You have what are called cryptic tonsils. They have folds and holes in them that food particles get stuck in. You can gargle deeply or use a water pick to help get the particles out, but ultimately the treatment is to remove the tonsils. This is done if they are constantly or recurrently inflamed or infected, if one has severe bad breath. ...Read more

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Are tonsil stones serious?

Are tonsil stones serious?

tonsil stones: The tonsils have multiple holes that can can get filled with bacteria, mucus and food debris. Overtime the debris can harden and form the so called tonsil stones. They are not serious but they can cause throat discomfort and bad breath. ...Read more

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What are tonsil stones?

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Tonsilliths: They are bacterial colonies that form in tonsillar crypts. A common bacteria is actinomyces. It can give you a foreign body sensation in throat and halitosis. ...Read more

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Right tonsil swollen and a red lump. Tonsil stone?

Right tonsil swollen and a red lump. Tonsil stone?

Probably not.: Tonsils stones are usually white to yellow in color. Red lump on the tonsil may be secondary to an infection. You should see your physician. ...Read more

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What disintegrates tonsil stones quickly?

Just remove them: Nothing disintegrates them. Just a little dexterity is all that's required to get rid of them once they're big enough, though they will form again. Get a penlight and a mirror and half-unbend a paper clip. You'll get good at it. If it's truly a nuisance, a otolaryngologist can laser-resurface your tonsils. ...Read more

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I have one enlarged tonsil with craters and tonsil stones in it; and the other tonsil has one red bump sticking out and tonsil stones as well.

I have one enlarged tonsil with craters and tonsil stones in it; and the other tonsil has one red bump sticking out and tonsil stones as well.

Cryptic tonsils: This is a very common problem. Most people can manage the condition by frequent gargling with listerine or hydrogen peroxide, gently brushing over the area with a soft brush, or using a water pik to dislodge them. Sometimes the tonsils may become chronically infected, painful, or swollen. Then it may be time to consider removal. You should see an otolaryngologist and discuss. ...Read more

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How are tonsil stones removed?

How are tonsil stones removed?

Various ways: I have known patients who were bothered by their "tonsil stones" who used a tooth-pick to clean out the tonsil stones; others reported that they used a "water pik" with great success. Try also daily gargling with salt water (saline) containing manuka honey - "nature's antibiotic". ...Read more

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Can tonsil stones keep making ur tonsils infected?

Stones: These benign hardened remnants of debris which are inert, don't, in of themselves, cause infection,are harmless and require no treatment. ...Read more

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Scratchy throat red with tonsil stones, what's wrong?

Tonsillitis: It is possible that your stone-impacted tonsils are now infected. Please see an ENT doctor as you may need treatment with antibiotic. For more info on tonsil stones, check out link http://www.Healthguidehq.Com/know-before-removing-tonsil-stones.Html. ...Read more

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Viral pharyngitis and ulcers on tonsils reasons for tonsillectomy?

Viral pharyngitis and ulcers on tonsils reasons for tonsillectomy?

Depend how often: If you have only had one episode then that is no reason to have your tonsils out. Typically this is what i'm thinking about taking out tonsils for infection we use the following: seven infections in one year or four infections a year for two years or three infections a year for three years. Of course if you have airway blockage because your tonsils are so big or chronic discharge that can cause opinions about tonsillectomy to change. ...Read more

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Removal of tonsil stones from vallecula?

Not from vallecula: The vallecula is a gutter between the epiglottis and base of tongue that is covered with the lingual tonsils. The palatine tonsils sit just lateral to, the vallecula. Tonsil stones are usually from actinomyces bacteria from the mouth that get into crypts in the tonsils and could spill into the vallecula. Normal swallowing should be able to clear the vallecula. ...Read more

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Beside having oral HPV will chronic tonsillitis turn tonsil cancer?Can you get tonsil cancer with no tonsils?

Beside having oral HPV will chronic tonsillitis turn tonsil cancer?Can you get tonsil cancer with no tonsils?

The tonsil is a: Location that houses lymphoid tissues called "tonsils", but the hpv virus inhabits the lining squamous mucosa of the throat, and the tonsils are part of that. Many are infected, few develop invasive cancer. The virus can spread by kissing. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Knox
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Tonsillitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the tonsils, which can be either acute or chronic, and is ...Read more